Give a gift of Hampshire
Give a bit of local this Christmas with these gift ideas from Hampshire producers.
A festive red ale from Island Brewery. Brewed using speciality Munich and malted oats to give a rich malty flavour. Modestly hopped with British Goldings and Bramling Cross hops with the addition of chocolate malt for an extra Christmas treat.
£8.95 for a gift pack with two bottles and a glass.
Order online www.islandbrewery.co.uk
Christmas in a pie!
Stock up on Tatchbury Farm pies and keep festive hungry tummies happy. Made with their own pork and home smoked bacon. Try the Christmas flavours, cranberry and chestnut with pork and chicken and stuffing with pork. Available in two sizes, 1lb or 3lb sizes. Visit their shop open Friday, Saturday and Sundays or find them at Hampshire Farmers’ Markets.
Find out more www.tatchburymanorfarm.co.uk
Festive bakes and more
Honesty Bakery has created a delicious range of Christmas treats including cake, pudding, cookies and more. They also have homemade chutneys and jams in gift packs. Or treat any eager cooks to a Cookery School voucher.
Find out more www.honestygroup.co.uk
A limited edition gin from Winchester Distillery. A perfect spirit for the winter season, 'Winter Wassail' dry gin is rich in juniper, festive spices, fresh Bramley apple and whole cranberries, all distilled slowly in a traditional pot still. Serve with a good tonic water or sparkling apple juice for a refreshing winter pick-me-up, or with hot apple (or cranberry) juice and honey for a toe-tingling hot toddy. £35 a bottle.
Order online www.winchesterdistillery.co.uk
Twelve Days of Christmas
Tipsy Wight have launched a gorgeous ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ gift set featuring twelve of their amazing flavoured vodka liqueurs, all made entirely by hand from fresh ingredients grown by themselves on their Victorian farm. Quirky, delicious and beautifully packaged, the set includes Rhubarb and Vanilla, Damson, Spiced Pear, Crabapple and a Spiced Honey made using honey from Tipsy Wight’s own honeybees.
£48 for 12 bottles.
Order online www.tipsywight.com
Bee Good has Christmas all wrapped up this festive season with five brand new Christmas skincare gifts. These boxed delights, each revealing award-winning Bee Good products for all ages and skin types make the perfect stocking filler or Secret Santa surprise for friends, sisters, daughters, mums and nieces.
Priced from £8.
Order online www.beegood.co.uk
Wight Mermaids Gin
Distilled and bottled on the Isle of Wight by Isle of Wight Distillery. An infusion of carefully selected botanicals: rock samphire hand-picked from the Island’s chalk cliffs, Isle of Wight grown Boadicea hops, English coriander seeds, juniper, fresh lemon zest, Angelica root, liquorice root, orris root, elder flower and grains of paradise. Drink with cucumber as a garnish, a good balance between the rock samphire and lemon zest.
£36.50 a bottle.
Order online www.isleofwightdistillery.com
Summerdown’s Christmas shop offers treaty body, bath and home products including body lotions, diffusers, candles and body wash. Make use of the gift-wrapping service this Christmas, for £2 shoppers can chose to have their presents gift-wrapped with a personal message, and sent directly to the recipient, making Christmas shopping even easier.
Priced from £10.
Order online www.summerdownnaturally.com
Choose from one of the many award-winning wines grown and made here in Hampshire. The chalky slopes of our county provide growing conditions that match the Champagne region. And the results are turning heads on the global wine circuit.
Order a Hill Farm Juice gift box containing any of their 12 varieties. Delicious, natural Apple Juice’s make perfect gifts as an alternative to wine for the non-drinker or children and can be added to a gift food hamper.
Order online for delivery or check website for stockists www.hillfarmjuice.co.uk
Known in the trade as a ‘growler’, this sturdy little 4-pint beast is sure to delight anyone with a passion for real ale. Flack’s Flask is made of stainless steel which not only looks super cool, it keeps the contents in top form for up to a week. The side is beautifully engraved with hops, along with Flack’s portcullis and individually numbered. Flack’s 4-pint Flask is available to order NOW. Make the most of the Christmas offer (until 23rd Decemeber) of a Flack Flask full to the brim with a Flack ale of your choice, all for just £25!
Find out more www.flackmanor.co.uk
Crab Apple Jelly
Enjoy this light pink foraged crab apple jelly with pork and cold meats. Or try with rose hip syrup and gin.
Find out more www.naked-jam.co.uk